Among The Nation's Elite

Nov. 6, 2007

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue improved its ranking once again in the aggregate Director's Cup points and graduation rates standings. The Boilermakers earned a 14th-place national ranking for the 2006-07 school year, the best composite finish to date.

The Boilermakers continue to gain ground in the 25/75 Club, a designation that refers to those institutions that finish in the top 25 for the Directors' Cup and graduate 75 percent of their student-athletes.

Purdue finished 35th out of 300 Division I schools in the Director's Cup standings and improved the four-year graduation rate to 72 percent.

In 2005-06, Purdue was 15th in the combined rankings. They were 23rd in 2004-05, 18th in 2003-04 and 25th in 2002-03.

Stanford again led the composite standings, followed by Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State and Northwestern.

The Boilermakers improved to fourth among the Big Ten conference schools. Penn State and Northwestern were fourth and fifth, and Michigan was tied for sixth. All 11 conference schools ranked in the top 60 out of 300 NCAA Division I schools.


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